What happens when a potential client knows there is a problem but has no idea where to start, what needs to be examined, or what should be a priority? With so many unknowns, a complete assessment might not be the right first step. Instead, a shorter, focused, strategic workshop can help the organization take a step back to focus on the bigger questions about its future and examine opportunities for growth.
The thing is, our clients are busy. Time, energy, and resources get sucked up into the day-to-day responsibilities and operations. That’s when a strategic workshop can be helpful. Through a short, intensive workshop, we can provide the guidance needed and help carve out the time to think about the future of the organization. By the end of a strategic workshop, you’ll know what you don’t know and what needs further examination, be able to set priorities, and see which areas present opportunities for improvement, both immediately and long-term.
A strategic workshop essentially provides a targeted approach to improve operations and build the initial path to success. Examining existing processes and projects to see how well they align to business objectives is the first step of a workshop, and ensuring that improved patient experience is the outcome of every project is the next step. Part of that second step is also highlighting ineffective practices that can be improved and instead how to re-focus work on the sustainable and successful strategies. The strategic workshop provides an overall understanding of your current operations and capabilities in order to know what needs more examination.
In this way, the strategic workshop identifies what you don’t know. Understanding your current state reveals the starting line of the path to future success. Then, it’s time to really get to work.
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